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Studying Communication Teaching at Weber State

Weber State’s communication teaching degrees are good for students who want to combine a passion for communication with a career teaching secondary education.

Communication Teaching Highlights

This program has two emphases, communication studies and multimedia journalism, where you will learn a variety of teaching techniques. Minors are also a great option to choose in support of other communication degrees.

  • Communication Studies: Choose this emphasis if you plan to teach or coach human communication courses in high schools such as speech, debate, interpersonal and small group communication.
  • Multimedia Journalism: This emphasis prepares you to teach journalism and advise high school newspaper and yearbook staffs.

What You’ll Learn at Weber

You can pursue two tracks in the communication teaching program: communication studies or multimedia journalism. The communication studies track prepares you to teach high school speech and debate programs, and the multimedia journalism track prepares you to advise high school yearbook and newspaper teams.

Courses in the program focus on building a strong foundation in:

  • Communication theory
  • Persuasive communication
  • Communication law
  • Communication research methods

What You Can Do After Weber

Graduates of the communication teaching program are qualified to teach classes in public and private schools for grades 6-12.

In addition to teaching communication courses, you can fulfill other roles within a school, such as:

  • Debate coach
  • Speech teacher
  • Newspaper/yearbook staff advisor

Career & Salary Outlook

Starting salaries for teachers in Utah range from $35,000-$40,000.

Common careers for communication teaching graduates in the U.S. and Utah
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